What does it mean for “technology to work for you”? (Bonus blog)

Something I feel like I’ve learned through my work in this program (Digital Education Leadership (MA) at Seattle Pacific University), which has drastically changed the way I approach and/or think about technology, is what it means for “technology to work for me.” It’s definitely a phrase I’ve heard, though I don’t know that I could identify … Continue reading “What does it mean for “technology to work for you”? (Bonus blog)”

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What counts as PD? And on platforms to use with PLCs. (6106 Module 1, ISTE-CS 4a and 4b)

This quarter, our blogging efforts are focused on ISTE Coaching Standard (CS) 4: Professional development and program evaluation. Our investigation prompt for Module 1 was “how should we design professional development that utilizes educational technology?” which led me to two main questions: 1.   What counts as PD? 2.   What platforms are the best for hosting a PLC? 1.  … Continue reading “What counts as PD? And on platforms to use with PLCs. (6106 Module 1, ISTE-CS 4a and 4b)”

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EDTC 6106 Module 1: Choice in Professional Development

Professional Development for Teachers and My Question This post marks the start of the winter quarter in my M.Ed. program in Digital Education Leadership. This quarter our class is Professional Development and Program Evaluation. It seems like it will be very timely for me to focus on professional development again as some of our district … Continue reading “EDTC 6106 Module 1: Choice in Professional Development”

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Empowering Students through Individualized Keyboarding Goals

Formal keyboarding is now being taught in many elementary schools, sometimes beginning in Kindergarten.  One of the main reasons for teaching typing this young is the standardized tests that are now taken on computers.  As educators, we want our students focused on answering the question, not spending their precious time and mental energy struggling with […]

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Incorporating Feedback Loops to Develop An Empowered Student

Being a successful professor means preparing students to be successful. Delivering classes centered on just accruing knowledge on a particular topic is no longer the primary task of professors. Gone are the days of the large lecture halls, professor front and center exhibiting their knowledge for students to somehow absorb.  Scholars are now calling for … Continue reading Incorporating Feedback Loops to Develop An Empowered Student

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“What’s Good for the Goose…” – What PD Looks Like in the 21st Century.

Teachers as “Students.” For this quarter in our Digital Education Leadership (DEL) program we are looking at programmatic needs assessment and professional development.  Our focus for the first module is ISTE standard 4b which says we shoul…

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Using Student Blogs to Empower Learners and Personalize Learning

The vast majority of adults experienced school in a way much different than today’s students. We were passive learners. Our classes were dominated by teacher-talk and working out of the textbook. The main method of learning was outlining from a textbook or note-taking during a lecture. There was little opportunity to demonstrate the 4 C’s […]

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Supporting engagement through note-taking

The subskill as a key to cognitive autonomy: How can note-taking support metacognitive engagement with a research task? This post is about a deceptively simple concept, note-taking. Or, rather, it is about teaching students to take notes. This post is about how achieving poor outcomes … Continue readingSupporting engagement through note-taking

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